Greetings Supporters of Crow’s Gambit,
I know you have been waiting for an update and I now have something to report. I just submitted the full draft to my development editor. I am excited, relieved, and nervous all at the same time. In about three weeks I should get back lots of advice and suggestions. At that point I will spend a few weeks probably completely rewriting it. Then we go in for line editing.
Thank you all for your continued support.
It’s October! I waited a couple days to send this update because THE REVISED DRAFT OF ROCK OF AGES IS IN!
I’ve been working incredibly hard for the last three months. Not only have I rewritten over 91,000 words almost from scratch but I’ve read several relevant books to work on my own style, taken the Margaret Atwood Masterclass on Writing, taken a course on the business of being an author, and taken lots of steps to build my platform leading up to the release of the book. I’ve begun blogging on a weekly basis and contributing regularly to the Writing Bloc website and have had several guest posts published as well. I’m committed to making Rock of Ages as successful as it can be!
There will be more rounds of changes to be made. The good news is that each round should get a little easier! This was the big one.
Thank you, as always, for following along on this journey and for all your support and encouragement!
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And then, on a Tuesday like any other, this happened: "Your novel Release Date is November 13, 2018....!"
It’s finally happening thank you, so much, for your continued love and patience. I will be in touch with more details in coming weeks :)
Happy autumn! It is beautiful here in the Blue Ridge Mountains as the leaves start to shift and the morning and evening temperatures start to drop slightly. My writing lately has been taking place inside a fort of boxes, as my family and I prepare for a move at the beginning of October. We are still staying in the Ashville area, just moving up the street.
This will be a quick announcement, and then I will give everyone’s inbox a rest for a month or two.
It has been three weeks since The Seclusion hit shelves, and everything has been going swimmingly. The book is selling, reviews are piling up on Amazon and Goodreads, and the launch event was a big success! Thank you to everyone for all of your support and help along the way.
I had the pleasure of having two other Inkshares authors in attendance at the launch - Ferd Crotte, author of upcoming Mission 51 and Katherine Forrester, author of upcoming Curio Citizen. Both of their books are in production and should be coming out next year.
On October 7th, I will be a guest on a WordPlay Radio segment with Asheville FM (103.3) from 3pm until 4pm. Tune in to 103.3 if you are local to Western North Carolina.
I’m about 17k words into the first draft and hope to use National Novel Writing Month in November as a chance to burn through a large chunk of the project, and then wrap up the first draft by the end of the year.
There will likely be another Inkshares campaign for the book, but I will run it a bit differently than the last one and incorporate what I learned during the first go around. My goal is to have at least 300 followers on the Inkshares page for book 2 before beginning, so the campaign starts off strong and proceeds more quickly than the last one. Expect additional perks and prizes, and some free and unique content to accompany the campaign.
You can sign up to receive updates by following the Inkshares page for The Seclusion: Part 2.
I will also post updates in my newsletter, but will keep them to a minimum.
That’s it for today!
Until next time,